Journey to Portugal and Spain with Tres Sabores

Join us for a very personal journey to Portugal and Spain with Tres Sabores Winery, named one of Napa Valley’s top wineries by the San Francisco Chronicle.


Apr 14 - 24



Group Size

12 - 18

Tour Escort

Day 1 to Day 11

This is a completely unique itinerary, curated with lots of input from our hosts, winemaker and owner Julie Johnson and her husband and consulting winemaker Jon Engelskirger. The itinerary is brimming with experiences and places that have special meaning to Julie and Jon, and they are very excited to share with you!

Trip Highlights

– Lisbon tours and museum visits.

– Master class in how amphoras are used to make wine.

– Visit to the medieval towns of Evora and Merida.

– Cathedral and Alcazar visits in Seville.

– Visit a cork farm, where you learn about cork production.

– Visit one of the oldest synagogues in Spain in Cordoba. Private tours of the Alhambra (world’s only Mosque/Cathedral in Cordoba).

– Malaga City Tour including Picasso Museum and food market.

– Paired meals at prized regional restaurants, and other special experiences hand-picked by Julie.

What is included in the price?

– Hotels with daily breakfast and taxes.

– Lunch or dinner each day, including wine

– All tastings, experiences and entrance fees

– Local transportation via luxury minibus

– Tour manager/concierge traveling with the group throughout the tour to provide support.

– Graduities

– Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.

Not included:

– International air.

– Travel/Cancellation Insurance (every traveler must either show proof of insurance or waive coverage.)

– Items of personal nature.

– Any meals or anything else not included in the itinerary.

Day 1- April 14, 2025
Arrive in Lisbon

Check in to your hotel, Hotel Lisboa Plaza, and get ready for a tour of the city. Meet your top local guide and driver in the hotel lobby. Begin with a panoramic tour with emphasis on the evolution of the city from the beginning to modern times. Drive up to the historic Alfama district to see the Miradouro de Santa Luiza. Continue the drive along the Tagus to the Praça do Comércio and drive through the Baixa financial district with its elegant late 18th-century architecture. Finally, enjoy petiscos dinner (similar to tapas) served with wines.

Day 2 – April 15, 2025

Today, we’re off to explore some more of Lisbon. We start the first half of the day visiting all the highlights, including the Jeronimos Monastery and the Ceramics Museum. Afterwards, we’ll stop for lunch in Praça Comercio, and pair lunch with some local wines. The afternoon will be all yours to either explore on your own or do as you please. At night, we have an optional dinner with Fado singers.

Day 3 – April 16, 2025
Depart Lisbon for the Alentejo region

Today, we will check out of our Lisbon hotel and head to Alentejo region of Portugal. This region is full of rolling countryside, small medieval villages, and some of the country’s best beaches. We plan to stop in the villages of Vila de Frades and Vila Alva along the way, as well as visit the Jose de Sousa winery. Afterwards, we will check in to the beautiful Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & Spa. The evening will be yours to relax and get settled in.

Day 4 – April 17, 2025
Visit Evora

Today, we will start with a visit to Evora, the largest city in the countryside and a UNESCO Heritage highlight. Evora retains several medieval and Renaissance palaces and mansions. You will visit the 3rd century Roman temple (Temple of Diana) next door to the 13th century cathedral, the archiepiscopal palace and the Church of St. John the Evangelist. You will also see the chapel of the Convento dos Loios and the Cathedral, built in the late 12th century in the Transitional Gothic style on the site of a former mosque. After exploring the city, we will enjoy lunch at a local tavern with the best Alentejo wines. On our way back to the hotel, we will stop and visit a cork farm and village. Herdade dos Coelheiros is a family-owned property which has been producing some of the most emblematic wines of the Alentejo region since 1991. Enjoy a visit of the estate which will be followed by a wine tasting of 4 wines including: Coelheiros White, Coelheiros Red, Tapada de Coelheiros White & Tapada de Coelheiros Red.

Day 5 – April 18, 2025
Depart for Spain

Today, were back on the road as we depart for Spain. Along the way, we will stop in Merida while making our way to Seville. In Merida, we will visit roman ruins and a national roman art museum. Merida, the capital of Extremadura, was once a great Roman city and the capital of the province of Lusitania. Although its amphitheater lies desolate and empty, plays are still performed in the theater, built by Agrippa in 18 B.C., during the annual summer festival of classic theater. We will see the Ampitheatre and visit the National Museum of Roman Art that was inaugurated by King Juan Carlos in 1986. The building was designed by Rafael Moneo, who teaches at the Harvard School of Architecture, and is considered one of Europe’s most successful modern museum buildings. After all our walking around, it will be time for a great lunch at local restaurant with wines. Afterwards, we will proceed to Seville, where we will check in to Hotel Casa Romana for 2 nights.

Day 6 – April 19, 2025

Welcome to Seville! We’ll start our day with a tour of the highlights of Seville. Begin with a visit to the Reales Alcázares (Royal Palace) which is one of the purest and greatest examples of Mudejar (Christian-Muslim) architecture containing Moorish, Gothic and Renaissance elements. Afterwards visit the magnificent Cathedral. Seville’s Cathedral rises up on the site of the great twelfth century mosque that nowadays only retains its minaret, known as the Giralda. Finish your tour with a stroll through the Barrio de Santa Cruz which was the old Jewish Quarter. Lunch will be on your own today, as well as an open afternoon and evening at leisure.

Day 7 – April 20, 2025

We will check out of our hotel in Seville and drive to Cordoba, where we will begin your walking tour through one of the most important Jewish quarters in Spain, between the walls of the city and the Mosque. See the Almodovar Gate leads to the old Jewish quarter with it narrow, serpentine alleys. Visit one of the oldest synagogues in Spain. End your tour with a visit to the incredible Mosque-turned-Cathedral. We will then enjoy lunch at El Churrasco, paired with wines. After lunch, we will continue to Granada, where we will check in to Hotel Vincci Albayzin for two nights. Dinner will be on your own this evening.

Day 8 – April 21, 2025

We will start our day with a tour of the Alhambra palaces complex and Generalife Gardens. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Spain’s single biggest attraction. This hilltop fortress-palace of the Nasrid kings, the last Muslim rulers in Spain, is the most remarkable monument to Moorish art in Spain. The harem gardens of the Generalife, the summer palace of the Sultans, are lush and vibrant.

Finally, you will proceed to the Albayzin quarter for a walking tour of this historic neighborhood with wonderful views of the Alhambra. Afterwards, we will have lunch with wine at one of our favorites that serves food in the style of Granada. Your afternoon will be open to spend your time shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing on your own. Dinner will also be independent tonight.

Day 9 – April 22, 2025
Granada – Malaga

After we have breakfast and check out from our Granada hotel, we will start driving towards Malaga. Along the way, we will stop and have lunch at the Vega Verde Citric Farm. After lunch, we will participate in a cooking class on the property and pair it with Bodega wines. We then continue our way to Malaga and check in to Hotel Molina Lario for two nights. This renovated property has a rooftop bar with the most breathtaking panoramic views. The rest of the day and dinner are on your own to explore the city.

Day 10 – April 23, 2025

Meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel and depart on foot for walking tour of the old quarter, including the food market. Next, we proceed to the new Picasso Museum housed in the Palacio de Buenavista. The permanent collection includes many works by the artist and an autographed copy of his biography donated by Jaime Sabartés, who was Picasso’s secretary until the artist’s death. Afterwards, spend your last day exploring and getting lunch on your own. At night, we will have a farewell dinner with wines at a top local restaurant.

Day 11 – April 24, 2025
End of Trip

A sad day, indeed. After breakfast, we will have departure services with individual drivers as needed to transport you all to the Malaga airport or train station.

Journey to Portugal and Spain with Tres Sabores